Butt-Kicking from the Great Beyond…

Ever had your butt kicked? Ever had your butt kicked by a dead guy? I have! And I do, nearly every day.

See, I get this devotional from A.W. Tozer delivered to my Inbox every morning. And usually the brief samples of Tozer’s writing and thinking pack a pretty powerful punch and deliver a good swift kick, right where it does the most good.

Consider this from today, the final installment in a series on prayer…

Oh God, Let me die rather than go on day by day living wrong. I do not want to become a careless, fleshly old man. I want to be be right so I can die right. Lord, I do not want my life to be extended if it would mean that I should cease to live right and fail in my mission to glorify You all of my days!

I would not want an extra 15 years in which to backslide and dishonor my Lord. I would rather go home right now than to live on – if living on was to be a waste of God’s time and my own!